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St George’s Tron Church is located in central Glasgow. From an architectural perspective the church was completed in 1809 to the design of William Stark. However, the site as a place of worship dates back to 1687. The 180 ft tower is topped by a cupola  and obelisks with Baroque influences evident at the upper tiers. Inside the church is a cafe which is open to all.

Today, I visited Holmwood House, a high status residential property which was designed by local architect, Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson (1817-75) for James Couper, a wealthy businessman who used the property for both business and residential purposes, as was common in those days. Construction occurred between 1857-8 when Glasgow was experiencing rapid economic growth.

Millbrae Crescent is one of Glasgow’s top architectural heritage sites being attributed to the Victorian architect, Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson (1817-1875). The street/crescent comprises an elegant row of two-storey terraced houses built using blonde sandstone and exemplifying Thomson’s typical use of Egyptian-derived columns and ornamentation.